Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2016 dekester1 (371) - Town of Maple Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a very dark, nearly black color with a thin beige/tan head with minimal lacing. Aroma included roasted malts with a light fruity twinge with fall leaves in there too. Taste was complex - roasted malts, sweet potato and pumpkin/spices with a mild hop finish. Palate was fairly decent. Overall, a nice complex tasting fall/winter seasonal brew. A nice sampler for in front toasty fire on a cold night.
12 ounce bottle, 10/16/16. Dark brown, thin fizzy tan head, decent retention. Aroma of pumpkin spice, salt, mild roast.The taste is pumpkin, vanilla, spice, chocolate. Thin. GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 8, 2016
Tap at The Old Fashioned in Madison, WI. Clear red pour with weaker soda foam. Sticky black cherry nose. Flavor is a bit watery, earthy/soil type of bitterness and harsher roasted malt character. Medium bodied, nothing I would call sweet potato. bpreo (3011) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2015
Oh, this is great. It has all the right Porter flavors with a bice toasted sweetness reminisncent of chocolate. twindadplus2 (743) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 15, 2015
Deep black color with a firm light brown head. Creamy, spicy, roasted malt aroma. Flavor is creamy malt and holiday spice with a dark roasted bitterness at the end. Rich and full-bodied with a long creamy, spiced finish. I don’t normally like pumpkin spice beers but I was hoping that this being a porter would help it stand up to the spices more and it did. I liked this one a lot more than I thought I would. Nsanders (1190) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2015
Tap at Stout’s Pub. Deep red brown with a lasting tan head. Roasted malts, peanut shells, pumpkin and a little cinnamon. Taste is lightly sweet with a long dry finish. Medium body with a light foamy feel. Not as sweet or pumpkiny as many, but decent.
GranvilleTim (1857) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Reddish brown pour with a dark tan head. Aroma is spices and pumpkin. Taste is roasted malt, spices and pumpkin. Nice balance of malt and spices. Nothing dominated the other in the flavor. deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Nice dark coal pour with very light low head. The nose is a holiday treat, with pumpkin pie, caramel, sticky toffee pudding, cinnamon. Vegetal malts as well. Pretty light body with an average simple palate. Has a very light tang. Taste is a tangy vegetal malt. The pumpkin and cinnamon is light win very weak caramel notes. Nice enough. 3.6 gopherfan99 (2012) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Tap, pours a dark brown with a tan head; sweet spicy aroma of pumpkin pie spices with hints of chocolate, sweet potatoes, and malt; taste was mostly sweet with roasted malts, sweet potato, and pumpkin with some spices; has a mild hop finish; not bad badgerben (5378) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Black color with a medium head. Light spice aroma. Thick pumpkin flavor. Mild spice notes. Almost some sour twang. BVery (11458) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Sampled at ABR 2014. Deep crimson pour with a soapy beige head. Pumpkin, sweet potato, and mild spice. Nice!